I handle the network at a small business; it's not my primary job but one that I am in charge of. My boss owns a house next to the office that he use as a general meeting area and as a guest house for friends and family. The house is close enough to the office that our office WLAN covers most of the house.
Our office router (Cisco Linksys EA4500) supports a "guest" network, which is okay for people that pop in for meetings, but not so great for family and friends that may stay for several days or a week. The guest profile times out, and they have to reconnect. I have no way to set the timeout period for the guest profile. But mainly, there are several "dead spots" in the wifi coverage in the house.
There is an Ethernet cable running from the office to the house that is not currently being used. Optimally, I would just use the spare Ethernet cable to setup a seperate WLAN in the house. But I don't know how to do it so that the guests cannot get access to our office network.
I would like to leave the office network hardware and configuration unchanged if at all possible.
I am open to purchasing something, and even flashing it with DD-WRT if needed. I just need a configuration that keeps the office network private.